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Sustainable Design and Construction Statement

What is a Sustainable Design and Construction Statement?

A Sustainability Statement should demonstrate how the proposed development would minimise resource and energy consumption compared to the minimum required under current Building Regulations legislation and how it is located and designed to withstand the longer term impacts of climate change. It should also detail how the proposed development would incorporate decentralised, renewable or low carbon energy sources. All non-residential development will be expected, to achieve a minimum standard of BREEAM ‘Very Good’ (or any future national equivalent). This should be supported by preliminary assessments at the planning application stage.

Policy Driver

  • Craven Local Plan Policies ENV3: Good Design, ENV8: Water Resources, Water Quality and Groundwater
  • The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

 

When Required

  •  All applications 

Minimum requirements

  • A non-technical summary that sets out what climate change mitigation measures have been integrated within the schemes design
  • Details of how the proposed climate change mitigation measures compare to the minimum required under current Building Regulations
  • Where climate change mitigation measures have been discounted the applicants should demonstrate why it is not viable to do so.